OLD THREADS and "SURVEYS"

I'd like to know whats going on lately with 2-3 year old threads getting dredged up as if by magic, and then discovering theres no "new" post there that caused it. (Some other folks actually have noticed it as well.)

In addition, a few months back, I clicked on one of those Masters thesis surveys, and its a good thing I have TWO security suites attached to this toy, because one of em didn't like it at all. There was one recently that apparently got "permission" to post their "survey", and offered some kind of "reward" for doing it... I assume that person was actually PERSONALLY known to the website mods...either way, I won't click on them..it goes against the cardinal rule of web surfing....you don't click on unknown links...

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I won't do it either. I don't have enough tech savvy to know if it is OK or not. My DH is adamant that I avoid infecting this pitiful computer. I have noticed old threads popping up. My only thought is someone brought it forward, then cancelled their post (for whatever reason). I often go back to see if I already commented, usually I have.Surprised

Thanks for posting the issue.

Hi @Yankee 47 thanks, as always, for letting us know. Can you provide an example for an old threat that popped up so I can work with Dev and try to get to the bottom of this issue. Thanks!

Here's on from today: https://cruiseline.com/forum/post/do-you-bring-any-games-with-you-when-you-cruise

Thanks AuntPInkie!!

Thanks AUNTIE!!...That one has recent posts on it. But SOMETHING caused it to pop up and folks posted to it, possibly not realizing how old it was, but had something to say about the subject. There are some threads (can't locate one at the moment) where seemingly NO ONE posted to it, ..and it just "appeared", as if someone (or something) did, and that new post isn't there at all.

When I posted it 4 hours ago, there were no new posts. Those have come in afterwards.

Here are a couple of other weird pop-ups:

https://cruiseline.com/forum/post/take-a-letter-maria-address-it-to-lee

https://cruiseline.com/forum/post/half-moon-cay-after-hurricane-irm

Gremlins my friend .... Gremlins

Actually I might know the reason. I had noticed the "Letter maria" thread and when I checked the most recent post it was within hours of it being made, but I flagged it as Spam. I guess the admin mods struck the new post but the system does not seem to drop the topic back down to the date of the last valid post.

Perhaps the site's webmaster in the next round of programming update can have a thread after X# of months with no new posts automatically "lock" out postings for review before moving it up the queue.

MARYRED...logical...in most blogs or boards I've been in, old threads are closed, usually permanently, after a lengthy (and arbitrary) period of inactivity. They can be referred to, and accessed for review of a subject, even linked to, but not "livened up". What was the content of the post(s) you spotted that dredged some of these up?

Maryred and Aunt Pinkie,

This is a wonderful idea! This will keep the forum current. I have a dev mtg on Monday and will make that suggestion

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